In a devastating incident, a woman lost her life when a sizable piece of metal pierced her windshield on I-95, merely 10 miles south of the previous day’s overpass collapse in Philadelphia, according to authorities, Your Content has learned.
The victim, identified as 33-year-old Caramia Panichelli from Philadelphia, was driving on Monday evening after a fatal collision involving a tanker truck that caused the collapse of a northbound overpass.
While the police did not explicitly confirm a connection between the woman’s death and the overpass collapse, the entire city is still grappling with the aftermath of the catastrophe.
On Sunday morning, a tanker carrying 8,500 gallons of fuel overturned on a northbound off-ramp curve near the Cottman Avenue exit, resulting in a fiery inferno that destroyed the overpass and caused structural damage to the southbound lanes.
Tragically, the recovery effort uncovered the remains of the truck’s driver, 53-year-old Nathaniel Moody, who was an experienced trucker employed by a company based in Pennsauken, NJ.
As investigations by the National Transportation Safety Board continued, state officials announced a livestream to provide real-time updates on the reconstruction progress.
The closure of this section of I-95, which typically accommodated 160,000 vehicles daily, has resulted in nightmarish traffic conditions for motorists.
In response, Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro has declared a state of emergency to expedite construction efforts and secure the necessary funding for the road’s restoration.
Governor Shapiro further revealed that construction crews are committed to working tirelessly day and night to demolish, rebuild, and repave this heavily traveled stretch of roadway, according New York Post.